dragon quest viii: the journey of the cursed king

Dragon Quest VII: Ok, before you get into your first battle, we really need to introduce the world to you! Explore the town and be sure to talk to everyone so you get a real feel for this world and the people in it. Now go to the other town. Don’t worry, there’s no monsters to get in your way! Talk to everyone here, too. Alright, now go back to the first town. Now head over to the big shrine, then go to the little shrines, they’re technically right over there but the path goes all the way around the island (again, don’t worry about monsters). Now, there were some puzzles here, but we simplified them a little bit! Head back to the big shrine again, and figure out where to put those pieces of equipment. Now go back to the first town, then the second town, and then back to the big shrine one more time. All you have to do is solve the three piece jigsaw puzzle, and then you’re ready for your first battle!

Dragon Quest VIII: Who are you? Who are they?! Where’s the princess?!! DOESN’T MATTER, LOOK OUT, SLIMES!!! GO GO GO GO GO GO!!!!!!

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1 Hour of Beautiful & Relaxing Video Game Music (#7)

“An old legend tells that listening to this selection of video game music is good for your health…”

Tracklist : Video Game – Track Title – Composer(s)

00:00 1. The Last of Us – The Last of Us – Gustavo Santaolalla
03:03 2. Ori and the Blind Forest – The Waters Cleansed (feat. Tom Boyd) – Gareth Coker
05:10 3. Shenmue – Christmas on Dobuita Street – Yuzo Koshiro
07:26 . Dragon Quest VIII : Journey of the Cursed King – Quiet Village (Night) – Kōichi Sugiyama
08:58 5. Super Mario 64 – Dire, Dire Docks – Kōji Kondō
12:06 6. Final Fantasy IX – Crossing the Knoll – Nobuo Uematsu
14:46 7. Rogue Galaxy – The Holy Valley – Tomohito Nishiura
17:05 8. The Elder Scrolls III : Morrowind – Peaceful Waters – Jeremy Soule
20:11 9. Ragnarok Online – Title – SoundTeMP
21:26 10. Legend of Mana – Nocturne – Yoko Shimomura
22:06 11. The Last Story – Tone of the Town – Nobuo Uematsu
26:31 12. ICO – You Were There – Michiru Oshima, Koichi Yamazaki, Mitsukuni Murayama
30:57 13. Final Fantasy IV – Theme of Love – Nobuo Uematsu
34:08 14. Kid Icarus Uprising – Chapter 18 That Town Three Years Later Little Girl – Motoi Sakuraba, Yuzo Koshiro, Masafumi Takada, Noriyuki Iwadare, Takahiro Nishi, Yasunori Mitsuda
35:45 15. Tearaway – Gibbet Hill Lament Hornpipe – Kenneth C.M Young, Brian D'Oliveira
39:36 16. Dynasty Warriors 7 – Calm , Peacefully – Masako Otsuka
41:53 17. The Legend of Zelda : Majora’s Mask – Clock Town, First Day – Koji Kondo‎, ‎Toru Minegishi
43:24 18. Dirge of Cerberus : Final Fantasy VII – Discovery in Sadness – Masashi Hamauzu, Gackt
44:50 19. Child of Light – Little Girl, Gen – Cœur de Pirate
47:39 20. Lineage 2 – Shepard’s Flute – Bill Brown
49:39 21. Etrian Odyssey IV : Legends of the Titan – Labyrinth I Cerulean Woodlands – Yuzo Koshiro
55:31 22. Castlevania : Lords of Shadow – Main Title – Óscar Araujo
56:55 23. Professor Layton and the Pandora’s Box – Puzzle – Tomohito Nishiura    


Not going to lie, I spent about an hour researching the actual resolution of Dragon Quest VIII when stretched to widescreen after my capture card recorded it at 4:3. I wound up measuring my actual TV with a ruler, since there’s, like, 4 different resolutions under the 480p standard. Turns out it’s 852x480, which is pretty much true 16:9.

The more you know.

Addendum: Spent almost an additional hour going back and making the .gifs shittier just so Tumblr would upload them without freezing up and giving me shit about technical difficulties. Choke on my dick, Tumblr.(Feel free to just delete this junk if you feel the need to reblog this shit for some odd reason)